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WFTDA Apprenticeship
« on: January 19, 2015, 02:51:19 PM »
January 19, 2015

Southern Maryland Roller Derby Accepted as
Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice

Waldorf, MD — The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that Southern Maryland Roller Derby has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby.

As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Southern Maryland Roller Derby joins the ranks of more than 300 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women's flat track roller derby.

WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association.  WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.


About the WFTDA
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organization for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organization created and maintained the first standardized ruleset for the flat-track game, now in its fourth edition. The WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 302 WFTDA member leagues and more than 75 apprentice leagues worldwide.

About Southern Maryland Roller Derby
Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Inc. (SMRD) is a women’s flat track roller derby league that trains to create amateur nationally competitive roller derby teams.  SMRD provides a safe and supportive environment for a diverse group of people that fosters acceptance, respect, camaraderie, self esteem, athleticism, and good sports(wo)manship.  As roller derby athletes and ambassadors, SMRD Members are encouraging role models and gladly support our community and other non-profit entities through charitable contributions.

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Letitia S. Clem-McClanahan (Rhapsody N. Bruise)
President, Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Inc.